Saturday, May 27, 2006

Pesto Polenta

Weekend Herb Blogging is on the move and this weeks host is Ilva from Lucullian Delights. I thought it might be fitting to use a classical Italian herb and one of my favourites, Basil.

basil© by Haalo

Besides using it as is, I love to make Pesto as I've shown in an earlier post. But once you've made Pesto, what do you do with it?

How about some creamy Pesto Polenta?

Pesto Polenta© by Haalo

This truly has to be one of the simplest things you can do and it certainly livens up plain polenta.

Whether you use the quick mix type of polenta or the more traditional, just add Pesto, to taste, as you approach the end of the cooking time. I still like to add extra parmesan as well.

This is a great accompaniment to stews or casseroles.


  1. Happy Herb Blogging. This sounds delicious.

  2. sounds interesting Haalo! Thanks for your whb contribution!

  3. Golly, I've never thought of that. Sounds really good.

  4. Sounds like a great idea, I also love pesto & polenta & would never have thought to put the two together!

  5. Thanks Susan and Ange!

  6. YEs, sounds a great idea. It's the one herb I have left in my other garden. And luckily my basil is (so far) surviving the onset of winter.

  7. Thanks Ed - when the basil dies you know its really winter.


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